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Latest news from TRAFFIC

 

Wednesday
Nov092011

Hungarian police seize thousands of dead songbirds

9th November 2011—Border Police in Hungary seized around 10,000 dead songbirds from a Romanian truck near Szeged, close to the border with Romania on 5th November, according to MTI, the Hungarian News Agency.

The officials became suspicious after noticing some boxes within the refrigerated consignment appeared different to those containing meat and sausage products.

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Monday
Nov072011

Over-exploitation of ”bushmeat” and applied taxonomy key issues at conservation meeting

in Japanese

Montreal, Canada, 7th November 2011—delegates to a key conservation meeting beginning today in Montreal will discuss recommendations on the consumption of wild meat “bushmeat”, such as small-scale food and income alternatives.

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Friday
Nov042011

Vietnamese authorities confirm more than a tonne of ivory pieces seized on Chinese border

News update: according to a Vietnamese media report, Customs in the port of Hai Phong seized 300 kg of ivory on 5th November, said to be imported by a company based in Mong Cai http://bit.ly/skOtFg

Ha Noi, Vietnam, 4th November 2011—Following scientific analysis, Vietnamese officials have confirmed that all 211 items seized during a raid in northern Viet Nam last month were, as suspected, African Elephant ivory.

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Thursday
Nov032011

Rhino horn demand leads to record poaching

South Africa, 3rd November 2011—More rhinos have been killed in South Africa in the past 10 months than were killed in all of 2010, new poaching numbers reveal. Statistics from South Africa National Parks show that 341 animals have been lost to poaching so far in 2011, compared to a record total of 333 last year.

South Africa’s grim milestone comes on the heels of an announcement by WWF last week that rhinos have gone extinct in Viet Nam. The carcass of Viet Nam’s last Javan Rhino was found with a gunshot wound and without its horn.

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Ivory seized during UK and New Zealand operations

Cheltenham, UK, 2nd November 2011—Dozens of pieces of ivory, including two raw tusks, have been recovered in the UK by Gloucestershire Police, working in conjunction with the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) and the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

The operation was linked with a search warrant executed simultaneously in Auckland, New Zealand, by officers from the New Zealand Wildlife Enforcement Group.

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Wednesday
Nov022011

‘On Borrowed Time’ wins best film at Eco Film Fest 2011

Selangor, Malaysia, 2nd November 2011On Borrowed Time, a documentary highlighting the poaching crisis in the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex produced by WWF-Malaysia and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, has won the top prize at Malaysia’s Eco Film Festival.

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Monday
Oct312011

Francophone Customs meet in Gabon

Libreville, Gabon, 31st October 2011—Customs officers from 47 French-speaking nations met last week in Libreville, with improved international collaboration and closer regulation of trade firmly on the agenda.

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Wednesday
Oct262011

New report identifies innovative solutions for resolving bushmeat crisis

Montreal, 26th October 2011—A new United Nations report says resolving the crisis in the harvesting of bushmeat is possible if governments combine new management models, including community-based management, game-ranching and hunting tourism, with new mechanisms for monitoring and law enforcement.

The report, Livelihood Alternatives for the Unsustainable Use of Bushmeat, prepared for the Bushmeat Liaison Group of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with assistance from TRAFFIC and financial support from the European Union, comes at a time when the overexploitation of wild mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians is increasingly threatening food security and livelihoods in many tropical and subtropical countries.

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